How the right habits can help change your game

by Admin on November 14, 2017

What is a habit? Why do you need it? How do you get it? How do you keep it?

  • Talent is what you do well.
  • A habit is something that you repeatedly do without thought.
  • A skill is something that you repeatedly do without thought under stress.

How much thought did it take for you to brush your teeth this morning? How much effort is required for you to blink your eyes? You are fortunate to have a habit of doing these things.

I️ know that there is a habit you’re longing to have. You dream of having a swing you can repeat in games without thought. My Major League clients can repeat their swing approach 70 percent of the time, as in 70 times out of 100 times that their bat moves back and forth to drive a pitch.

It takes 3,000 reps to develop a habit and there are seven parts to the swing.

  1. Stance/Load
  2. Timing
  3. Tempo
  4. Tracking
  5. Approach
  6. Contact
  7. Extension/Finish

That’s 21,000 reps required to develop a habit. Hope is a gift, but turning hope into reality is a journey.

What is a habit?
A habit is something you can repeatedly do well without thought.

Why do you need it?
You need good habits for hitting so that you can perform based on instincts that removes the stress of performance.

How do you get it?
You develop habits by being committed and disciplined with your practice. Commitment is defined as making and keeping a promise. Discipline is defined as doing things that need to be done even when you don’t want to do them.

How do you keep it?
You maintain habits by continuing to remain committed and disciplined with your drills.

Here’s a simple Skill Build Drill that you should do 3,000 times to develop a habit for your load.

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C.J. Stewart has built a reputation as one of the leading professional hitting instructors in the country. He is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization and has also served as an area scout for the Cincinnati Reds. As founder and CEO of Diamond Directors Player Development, CJ has more than 12 years of player development experience and has built an impressive list of clients, including some of the top young prospects in baseball today. If your desire is to change your game for the better, C.J. Stewart has a proven system of development and track record of success that can work for you.


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